Company Law & Wealth Management Conference | AIA

Association of International Accountants
Event Date: 
07 March 2017
Event Time: 
10:00 to 14:30


10:00-10:30 | Registration

10:30-12:00 | The New Companies Act 2017 | Brian Walker, The Bar Council

12:00-13:00 | Lunch

13:00-14:30 | Wealth Management | David Robb, Acumen & Trust


Brian Walker | The Bar CouncilBrian Walker is a practicing barrister in the Law Library in Dublin for the last 22 years. He has over 40 years experience of company law and insolvency law, having previously worked with the accountancy firms of KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been a CPD lecturer to the main accountancy bodies for the past 20 years. 

Brian has designed this unique seminar to assist you in really understanding the core issues in the  Companies Act 2014 and, more importantly, what’s coming down the line very shortly in the new Companies Act 2017!


Substantial Amendments to the Companies Act 2014 

  • Audit Exemption Turnover Threshold to hit €12 Million
  • New Balance Sheet Total of €6 million
  • New Accounting Rules for 2017
  • New accounting formats for Micro, Small, Medium and Large Companies
  • Fixing “Things” in the Companies Act 2014
  • New Rules for Unlimited Companies
  • Small Companies Go Centre Stage
  • New Simplified Balance Sheet Requirement for the New Micro Company
  • Medium-size companies turnover threshold to go to €40 million
  • New written AGMs 

The New Late Filing Penalty Waiver 

  • Available now for Companies that are late!
  • No Late Filing Fees and you get to keep audit exemption or don’t need an audit in the first place!
  • How to restore a “Lost Audit Exemption”, the new criteria and procedure in the local courts?
  • Section 343 Explained 
  • The New District Court Rules
  • Paperwork and timelines 
  • What the courts will require? 

What’s Relevant In the New Companies Accounting Act 2017 

  • Audit exemption to rise to €12 million in 2017
  • New definition of Adequate Accounting Records
  • Increase in thresholds for medium-size companies.
  • Group Audit Exemption.
  • Introduction of the “Micro” company accounting regime
  • Amendments to the Companies Act 2014 

What the Company Secretary needs to know ?

  • The New Company Secretary “Qualification Test”
  • The Work, Role, Duties and Responsibilities of the Company Secretary in 2017
  • How to draft the new style constitution
  • Maintaining the seven statutory registers and what needs to be included here?
  • New statutory and common law duties
  • The new small company, The “Micro”
  • New written annual general meeting resolutions
  • New ODCE enforcement powers
  • Dispensing with AGMs
  • New written majority resolutions
  • New EU Accounting and Audit Directives for 2017
  • Future Companies (Accounting) Act 2016
  • Future Companies Acts 2014 to 2018
  • More Personal Liability Exposure
  • “Corporate Divorce”
  • New Mandatory Electronic Filing, 1st June 2017
  • S. I. 560 of 2016 New Registers of Beneficial Owners
  • Make “Compliance” pay its way in 2017!! 


David Robb, Acumen & TrustDavid Robb is the Personal Financial Planning Director at Acumen & Trust DAC, a financial advisory firm that he co-founded over 20 years ago, who specialise in delivering financial planning advice, investment and pension solutions to individual and corporate clients and currently manage more than €650m for their clients.  A qualified tax consultant, David draws on 25 years of experience in wealth management.





£85.00 AIA members (CPD631)
£95.00 Non-members (CPD632)

You must book and pay for your place prior to the event. This allows us to make appropriate arrangements, and ensures that we can keep you informed of any changes or cancellations. There are four different ways you can book:

  1. Pay online through My AIA (Please make a note of the booking codes above).
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£272 AIA members (CPD 659)
£304 Non-members (CPD 660)


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